1. I’m a published poet.
2. I was featured in Entertainment Weekly magazine as an “Obsessive Fan of the Week.”
3. I was formerly a Vice-President of a limited edition collectible company
4. My half-sister, my only sibling, is 20 years older than me and my oldest nephew is 5 years younger than me.
5. I’m a member of the Embroiders Guild of America.
6. During my life I’ve owned and loved 40+ cats.
7. Making weird dolls and purses is my passion.
I'm going to tag, Dazzed and Confused, Magnus and Butterfly. Have at it, guys!
I'm obsessed with NICKELBACK! Chad Kroeger ("The best hung guy in Rock & Roll!), Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and the incredibly sexy Daniel Adair. Jeez! Bobby Fucking Sherman - RON!!! Leif Garrett - WTF??? sorrow11. I'm old and crazy! When I was young, I was obsessed with Michael J. Pollard. Here's the letter that made me an "Obsessive Fan:"
February 19, 2007
New York, New York 10019
Yes, this is me. A (Dear God, shall I say it?) NICKELBACK FAN! A card carrying, paid member of the Nickelback Fan Club, proud owner of all label released Nickelback CD’s and DVD’s and many, many bootlegs. A dyed-in-the-wool, multiple concert going – NICKELBACK FAN.
I am also, not as proud to proclaim, a long time subscriber to Entertainment Weekly.
Why, you’re asking is such a zealous Nickelback fan writing to the very publication that refuses to acknowledge the existence of the band? You, sirs/ladies, have now answered your own question. Entertainment Weekly totally ignores one of the greatest rock bands in the world – Nickelback. Unless you count the 112 references made to the band by the magazine, mostly to report that according to Billboard that their current album is on the charts. Otherwise, one or more of your reporters has used the name Nickelback like the “F” word at a cotillion. I can just see their noses wrinkle in disgust or their eyes twinkling gleefully when they can equate the band with excrement.
For All The Right Reasons – Nickelback’s current CD has been on the charts for 71 weeks now, usually in the top 20, having sold over 6 million units. Since I’m not as educated about these things as your writers are, I think this is pretty damn good. Even though the band was snubbed by the A.D.D. afflicted Grammy committee, they did win a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Rock Band. I could go on for many pages about their being in the top grossing concerts for 2006, winning 3 American Music Awards, nominated for Juno’s, etc. But I feel that if I’m not concise, I’ll loose what minimal interest you may have.
I mentioned my ire at Entertainment Weekly on the message board of the aforementioned Fan Club and don’t you know that quite a few of the members were equally upset not only with EW but with ALL the popular entertainment “news” publications that haven’t had the decency to do a FULL ARTICLE ON NICKELBACK! I didn’t buy all those CD’s myself. No, sir. NICKELBACK HAS OTHER FANS! Fans that are not afraid to say they are fans. Fans that like me actually will wear a Nickelback shirt out in public. Fans that have no fear to blast Nickelback music in their cars and sing along. Fans that will proudly show you iPods full of Nickelback music. Fans that just love Nickelback and want to see them in living color pictured in a mass-market magazine interviewed by a intelligent, insightful reporter.
Think y’all could manage that sometime soon? To paraphrase Arlo Guthrie:
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking insingin a bar of "Someday" and walking out. They may think it's anorganization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I saidfifty people a day walking in singin a bar of "Someday" andwalking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.
I think I may have started a “movement.”
See, I told you I was crazy!